Zoo Holding Naming Contest for Baby Giraffe

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced an online contest to name the new baby giraffe that was born at the Milwaukee County Zoo this spring.

The Zoo’s newest and tallest addition is a female giraffe was born on April 26th to mother, Marlee, and father, Bahatika.

According to a release from Zoo officials, the youngster is doing well, nursing from mom, and spending time acclimating to the other giraffes and her new surroundings.

Following are several giraffe names from which to choose. Anyone is eligible to cast a vote; we ask that you please only vote once. Voting begins on Wednesday, May 18th, and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on May 24th. The votes will be tabulated, and the winning name will be announced May 26th at 10 a.m. on her one-month birthday!

Abena-Born on a Tuesday

Kibibi- Little lady

Makena- The happy one

Shani- Marvelous

Zola- To love

Votes can be cast at the Milwaukee County Zoo’s website beginning at 10AM on May 18th: http://www.milwaukeezoo.org/giraffename/

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